Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The Fiery Furnace

Radshack, Meshack, and Abendago (as we all know them from the Veggie Tales classic and of course the Bible) were put to the ultamate test one day.

It was either bow down to King Nebuchadnezzar's statue, or take a little jog to the fiery furnace where their bodies would be burnt into nice little piles of ash. Lovely, right?

It was their faith in God that made this choice show up in their lives. You see, the King wanted these three men of God to worship him alone. God also wanted them to bow down to Him, the only true King. A choice was made and the lads were tossed into the fiery furnace to burn.

But, the good news is, God performed yet another miracle in that pit of fire. Thus was born "The Mystery of the Unknown Man" as we so lovingly called it this summer at VBS.

King Nebuchadnezzar was shocked that their was an extra man within this group. It was Jesus! This was one of the very few times that Jesus ascended from heaven. How cool is that?

Later on (since the men were saved from the flames by God Himself) the King decided that he would worship this great and glorious God! <<<<Cool jazz right ther. He also declared that any man that did not worship the God of Meshack, Radshack, and Abendago would be torn to pieces.

Now, imagine if we, by taking a leap of faith such as this, could turn a school, town, or country upside down with the presence of God! All it takes is faith, trust, and pixiedust! Just kidding. But seriously, this was a huge! and I mean huge step of courage and faith by three mere mortals. Imagine what we can do with God on our sides. Oh that's right, everything.

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